With these lovely, long June days everything on the allotment is coming along quickly now, but we are not quite there yet. These Sungold tomatoes
in the greenhouse will be there in a couple of weeks but not yet.
My Aquadulce Claudia Broad Beans
are just about there. Some people actually eat them in their pods while they are this small.. I have never tried it - I think it would be like eating cotton wool! The inside of the pod has a white fur protecting the beans. Perhaps the young ones don't - but I would rather wait a few more days for the real thing. A real gourmet treat.
This variety of strawberry is called 'Buddy'
I bought them a few years ago when my beloved black dog Buddy was still around. These I have allowed to spread via runners. It looks as if it is going to be a wonderful year for strawberries, and all soft fruit this year. The bushes and plants are loaded.
is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. It has the size of a big raspberry with the sweetness of a blackberry. They have a restrained growing habit, and do not get out of control like blackberries. Tayberries originated in Scotland, they are really healthy and they are completely hardy. This year will be my first harvest, I planted this one 2 years ago.
These raspberries are looking amazing this year too. I dug up my previous plants as they were getting old, so I have not really had a good crop while these Tulameen
raspberries were establishing. This is the first year I have allowed them to fruit. Tulameen
is a Summer variety, Tadmor
is an Autumn variety, and Erika
is a variety which will fruit in both Spring and in Autumn depending on when you prune them! Just look at these! I'm going to have a fantastic crop!